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B&W Names Jim Bittner General Manager at Nuclear Operations Group-Barberton Replaces Reese Foote, retiring after 42 years at B&W

08 April 2015

(BARBERTON, Ohio – April 8, 2015) – Jim Bittner has been named General Manager at Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group, Inc.’s (B&W NOG) Barberton facility.

Bittner’s 26-year B&W career includes serving in a number of positions of increasing responsibility including Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering & Technical Services Manager, Welding Engineering Manager and, for the last nine years, Department Manager of Operations & Welding Engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton.

Bittner is replacing Reese Foote, who is retiring after 42 years of service at B&W.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Jim’s experience who can assume the leadership role of this very important facility following Reese’s departure,” said Joe Henry, Chief Operating Officer, B&W NOG. “Jim is the ideal person to be leading the 700 dedicated professionals we have working to support national security at our Barberton facility.

“At the same time that we are welcoming Jim to a new role, we are also recognizing Reese’s very successful 42-year career at B&W. Reese has led B&W NOG-Barberton for the last eight years as General Manager and has served B&W well in a number of other key leadership positions. He has made significant contributions to our Company and provided strong leadership at the helm of the Barberton team. We wish him all the best as he embarks on his well-earned retirement.”

B&W’s Barberton site manufactures heavy components for naval nuclear reactor plants used in submarines and aircraft carriers.

B&W NOG is a subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company (NYSE:BWC). B&W NOG manufactures naval nuclear reactors for the U.S. Department of Energy / National Nuclear Security Administration’s Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, which in turn supplies them to the U.S. Navy for use in submarines and aircraft carriers.

About B&W
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., The Babcock & Wilcox Company is a leader in clean energy technology and services, primarily for the nuclear, fossil and renewable power markets, as well as a premier advanced technology and mission critical defense contractor. B&W has locations worldwide and employs approximately 11,600 people, in addition to joint venture employees located at projects around the world. Follow us on Twitter @BabcockWilcox and learn more atwww.babcock.com.

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330.860.1345
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